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THE AT, A SKA DAILY EMPIRE
"ALL THE Whirls ALL THE TIME"
VOL. XII, NO. 1350. JUNEAU, ALASKA, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1918. MEMBER OF ASSOCIATED PRESS PRICE TEN CENTS
PRINCESS SOPHIA SINKS AND
350 SOULS PROBABLY PERISH
PRESIDENT AND I
ALLIES ARE IN
Allied Government Believed A
Have Approved Every
thing President Wil
son Has Done.
ALL PAPERS DO APROVE A
London and French Papers c
Say Final Reply Met
Situation Fully and
WASHINGTON. Oft. 26. ? That!
President Wilson is in complete no- ; -p
cord with the British. French and p
Italians over tho situation in Europe.^
is believed here l?y those in touch a
with the situation. j V
The fact that Col. K. M. House c
left for Kurope several days before
President Wilson's final reply to
Germany is taken here to mean that
the President's every step with Ger-? ,j
many is in full accord with the wish-js;
es and beliefs of the Allied govern- s
ments. j 1
French Say All Approve : n
PARIS, Oct. 26.? President Wil [ a
son's answer lias been received in i f,
competent circles with entire approv- t!
The Paris newspapers all praise it
fully, and all express satisfaction, de
claring that if Germany accepts the
terms the war is over. C
London in Agreement (
LONDON, Oct. 26.?Popular com ,i
nient on Wilson's note is that it con- T
tains the strongest ?language ever
advanced by the head of one nation t
to another. f
The note Is welcomed because of r
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? ? ?
ALLIES WIN IN I
Severest Battle of War |
Wages in Present Con
flict; British Take
AMERICANS STILL WIN
Yankees Improve Positions
on Meuse; Italians Also
Making Gains in
WITH THE ALLIES. Oct. 26.?
fighting comparing in fierceness al
most with any experienced in the war,
continues North and South of Valen
It is reported that the British en
tered the German trenches, gaining
ground and several prisoners.
They are pressing East slowiy,
Since Wednesday the British have
captured 8,400 prisoners and 100
BRITISH TAKE TOWN
WITH THE ALLIES ON HIGH
GROUND 80UTH OF VALENCEIN
NES, Oct. 26.?A battle is raging
furiously in this sector.
The British nre gradually over
coming the enemy.
It Is reported from couriers that
the British hold the line from Le
Faux to Roberrsart to Engtes Fon
taine, to Ghissignies to Beasignes.
The British captured Moncauz, af
ter blocking the fighting of the Ger
BRITISH HEADQUARTERS. Oct.
26.?The British drove the Germans
from Boise Leveque, East of Le
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IUNS' ALLIES I
WILL ALL QUIT
tiistria-Hungary and Tur- \
key Will Fight No More,
but Speedily Surrender *
[ NEW NATION IS BORN
)ctober 21 Marked Birth \
Day of New Nation; the J
First Victory of Her i
Troops in Battle. ;
CONSTANTINOPLE. Oct. 2?. - J
ho Turkish Grand Vizer. Tewfik
asha. told Parliament that Turkey
ill accept the principles of right
nd justice laid down by President
L'ilson. He says the Turkish gov
rninent approves the principles.
Austria To Surrender
AMSTERDAM. Oct. 20.?A Vienna
ispatch to the Frankfort Gazette
ays a "speedy and unconditional
urrender on the part of Austria and 1
lungary is probable."
All information coining from Vien '
a is that Austria, while trying to
wait Germany's decision, will only 3
allow Germany further in the event ?
fiat the decision is for peace. t
New Nation Wins PatCe Or. , !;
Natal Day j ,j
WITH THE FRENCH. Oct. 2?k? 3
Ictober 21st will be known hereafter
ii Central Europe as the birth of the ;
"zech-Slav government, and also the >
ate of the first Czech victory in 3
Czechs from the United States af- 3
or hearing the announcement of the
urination of their national govern- j
nent. took the village of Torren on
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KAISER TO QUIT
Mobs Storm Reichstag
Asking for Abdication of
Kaiser and Formation
THE PAPERS SAY PEACE
German Publications Re
gard Wilson's Note as
Drastic but See That
Peace Must Come.
PARIS. Oct. 26.?Advices from
Zurich says enormous crowds as
sembled before the Reichstag build.
Ing In Berlin yesterday, urging the
abdication of the Kaiser and the
formation of a Republic in accord
ance with the Ideas of President Wil
Karl Idebknlcht. Socialist leader.
Just released from prison, was loud-'
lv applauded and the demonstrations!
became frantic as the crowds tried
to do him honor. He entered a flow
er-filled carriage, from which he
made a speech, declaring that the
time for the rule of tho people had
?'God Help the Kaiser"
I BASKI/. Oct. 26.?Berlin papers
commenting on President Wilson's
note agree that while It is drastic
that It will bring the wholo caso to
The Zoltung comments on the fact
that President Wilson answered so
quickly that there can be no doubt
about his meaning. It says:
"If the Kaiser's Invocation that
Clod be with him was ever In sea
son. It Is right now."
The Neusto N'achrlchten. after say
ing that tho President has left Ger
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PRESIDENT ASKS I
PEOPLE TO VOTE
A/ilson Wants Democratic
Congress as Endorse
ment of Administra
tion in War.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 26.? Realiz
ng the great necessity of undivided
.upport in the face of the great
vorld's crisis on the event of elec
ions at home, President Wilson to
lay issued an appeal to the public,
jrging the people to return a Demo
iratic Congress at the November elec
ions if they approve his course in
his critical period. He said the re
urn of a Republican majority would
certainly be interpreted across the
vaters as disapproval of the admin
stration policies. He said he would
iccept the verdict of the people with
>ut cavil, but added that an adverse
verdict v/ould seriously interfere with
lis power to administer the great
rust imposed upon him.
The statement says:
"Congressional elections are at
land in the most critical period the
country has evtr faced, and is ever
ikely to face.
"If you approve my leadership, if
(ou wish me to continue to be your
embarrassed spokesman, I beg you
:o express yourselves unmistakably
;o that effect by returning a Demo
cratic majority to Congress, because
to many critical issues depend upon
"I frankly tell you the great trust
issigned me by the Constitution
vould be seriously impaired, should
four judgment be adverse.
?'I am your servant and will accept
four judgment without avail.
"I have no thought suggesting any
party is paramount in patriotism.
"The difficulties and delicacies of
the present task are such that the
Nation should give undecided sup
port to the Government for a unified
"A Republican Congress at this
time would divide the leadership.
The leaders of the minority of the
present Congress unquestionably are
pro-war supporters, but anti-adminis
tration. They seek to take the choice
of policy from my hands, and put it
under control and instruments and
instrumentality of leaders of their
"This is no time for divided council
and leadership. Unity of command
is necessary at home as on the bat
"An opposing majority could as
sume control of legislation and oblige
me to take action amidst a contest
of obstruction. On the other side of
the waters they would interpret the
return of a Republican majority as a
repudiation of my leadership.
"The Republican spokesman is urg
ing the election of Republicans to
support the President. They des're
not to support him, so much as to
'?The Allies would find it hard to
believe the American voters had
chosen to support the President by
[the election to Congress a majority
| of those not in fact in sympathy with
the attitude of the Administration
and its policies.
"I am not asking support for my
sake or the party's sake, but the
Nation's sake, in order that its in
ward unity of purpose may be evi
dent to all the world.
"In ordinary times I would make
no such appeal.
"In ordinary times divided councils
can be endured.
"If, in these critical days, you wish
to sustain with undivided minds, I
beg of you to say so in a way not
possiblo to misunderstand, here or
"I submit my difficulties and hopes
REPUBLICANS DO NOT LIKE IT
Republicans in the United States
Senate today said that the Presl
dent** announcement means that poll
tics have been reconvened. They de
clare that Republican Congrsssmer
have been more loyal to the admin
Istration than Democrats in votinc
for war measures. They denied tha*
the result of the election could effec*
the success of the war, and declarer
that the President will be answerer
on the stump.
TERRIFIC STORM DRIVES PRINCESS SOPHIA OVER REEF,
ONjljWHICH SHE HAD SPENT TWO DAYS, AND SHE
Sflfe WITH ALL ON BOARD; EMPTY LITE-BOATS
INDICATE THAT CHANCE THAT ANY SURVIVE THE
DISASTER IS VERY REMOTE-ONE BODY EOUND
The Canadian Pacific passenger liner Princess Sophia sunk at sometime between 8 o'clock last night and 7
o'clock this morning, and in all probability every one of the 343 souls on board met watery graves in Lynn Canal.
The only possibility that some of those on board were saved is the chance that life boats were launched during
the night and reached shelter with their human cargoes. This possibility is regarded as remote by those familiar
with the storm that was raging all last night in Lynn Canal.
The fateful message bringing the news of the greatest disaster that ever has occurred in northern waters
was received at Juneau at 9:25 o'clock this morninig. It came from the United States Lighthouse Tender
Cedar, and it held out no hope for those on the ill-fated Canadian liner. The message, referring to the Prin
cess Sophia, said:
"Driven over reef during night. Only masts showing. No survivors."
With the King and Winge the Cedar immediately began the search for the passengers?the living, if any,
ihe dead if none survived.
LITTLE HOPE EXISTS THAT ANY LIVE.
This afternoon a wireless dispatch says the Cedar had picked up four empty, and capsized life boats from
the PrihceSs';;,$8phih, and tne^ijjlrig and Winge one. The King and Winge had recovered one body?a woman,
unidentified. | t
The Princess Sophia ran ashore on Vanderbllt reef, four miles from Sentinel Island, at 2 o'clock Thursday
morning. Since that time the weather has been too rough to transfer passengers. Boats have been lying by all
the time. Yesterday the storm became terrific. Boats that were lying by sought shelter at night. At 8 o'clock
Capt. Locke of the Princess Sophia sent a wireless dispatch to General Ageni Lowle which said the passengers'
conditions were normal, that the vessel was not taking water, but that it was too rough to transfer passengers.
That is the last that was heard from the scene until 7 o'clock this morning when the Cedar, which had
been compelled to seek shelter, wired that she was leaving for the Princess Sophia. About two hours later came
the fateful wireless dispatch saying that the vessel had sunk and that there were no survivors.
The circumstance that the Princess Sophia was blown over the reef leads to the conclusion that the cli
max of the disaster came at high tide, about 4:30 this morning.
The story, of the last hours of the doomed vessel and her hundreds of human souls will probably never be
The disaster is probably the worst that ever has occurred in northern waters. There seems hardly a chance
that a single life has been saved to tell the tale.
RECOVER LIFE BOATS.
At 3:20 this afternoon the customs house received a message from the lighthouse tender Cedar that four
capsized boats had been picked up. The King and Winge picked up one unidentified body of a woman. The mes
sage said the boats were still cruising around Sentinel and Lincoln islands in the hopes of finding some survivors.
EVERY AVAILABLE BOAT TO THE RESCUE.
Every available boat at Juneau and vicinity has been sent to the scene of the disaster. The Princess Alice
will be due here at 8 o'clock, and she will leave immediately. Among those who will leave on the Princess Alice
for the wreck will be Gov. Thomas Riggs, Jr. )
LIST Of THE PROBABLE DEAD ON PRINCESS SOPHIA
| Following Is tho list of passengers
who engaged passage nt Skagway on
the Sophia for tho Outside, contain
ing the names of many well known
1 J. F. Pugh
Mrt. J. A. Segbers
A. S. Bourne
H. A. Somerset
0. A. Niles
H. E. Pardin,
R M. Hall
F. E. Soule
Mrs. F. Beaton and two children
D. A. McDonald
' ? J. M. Colver
j R. H. Davie and wife
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Henry
Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Pinska
Mrs. C. J. Perkins
W. C. 8haron
H. B. Parkin
T. M. Turner
W. S. Anialong and wife
Geo. L. Sholpeth
W. Harper and wife
F. W. Elliott
Mrs. A1 Winchell
T. E. Sanford
W. H. Grove
Geo R. Hendrix
A. W. McQueen
to . jr4
SEAMEN WANTED TO
8EARCH 8HORE3 FOR
^ Tho Canadian Pacific asks j
for 10 competent voluntcqr
seamen to search tho shores |
and beachos for survivors for
tho Princess Sophia. They aro j
asked to report at tho United |
States Customs Houso bofore
six o'clock this evening or \
after seven o'clock.
S. J. Baggerly and wife
E. M. Bell and wife and two
T. E. Xhorsen
J. P. Anderson and wife
Mrs. Geo. Markus and baby
J. J. Nichols
W. T. McArthur
U. 0. Myers
J. F. Kelly
S. A. Nelson
0. F. Mayhood
W. H. Smith
J. W. Hellwinklc
M. S. Eades and wife
S. M. Dalby
F. L. Oibbs
H. M. Swarts
T. D. Tolbert
L. A. Hansen
W. .L. Liber
C. W. Zylstra
G. M. Dano
0. 8. Lcavitt
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